Saturday, March 31, 2007

It's Sweeter the Second Time Around

I have a second book! WOW! I was taken completely by surprise when I saw my name staring out from the cover of Khan: A Teacher of Everything on a shelf at The Podium's Ink & Stone last Friday night. I didn't even know the book was already available! Khan: A Teacher of Everything is one of several stories in Great Men and Women of Asia - Children's Series, a partnership project of The Bookmark, Inc. and Ramon Magsaysay Award Foundation to bring inspiring stories of real-life heroism to children all over the world. Click here for more details and some thumbnails of the books.

Khan: A Teacher of Everything honors Shoaib Sultan Khan who won the Ramon Magsaysay Award for Community Leadership in 1992 for "his nurturing self-reliant development and bringing hope to the forgotten peoples of high Pakistan" (read the entire citation here).

Thanks to Quix P. Maiquez, another amazing artist, who made wonderful illustrations for my story (I'll upload some photos as soon as I scan some pages!). Thanks also to young Elijah, a good friend of YPC, who inspired the title (I knew it was a great idea to brainstorm with him before writing the story!).

It's sweeter the second time around... and now I can proudly say that I'm really a writer (and not just an I-got-lucky-kind-of-writer)! Here's to the third storybook... and more to come!